Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1995 #tbt

Published: Thursday 7th Jan 2016 by Rashad
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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

Today, we’ll get down with ‘I Wanna Be Down’ – the official inaugural single of R&B siren Brandy. Launched in 1994 from her self-titled debut album, the Urban groove was quickly lauded by critics for housing some seriously seasoned soulful vocals from the then-15 year old.  Soaring straight to #1 on the R&B charts, this week in 1995 saw the tune stay put at its Hot 100 peak (achieved two weeks prior) amidst a group of the day’s heaviest hitters.

Joining rank with the likes of Boyz II Men, Madonna, Janet Jackson, and more, tuck in below to point out the familiar faces and find out where ‘Down’ hit its highest note on the pop charts:

Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1995

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Billboard Hot 100 This Week

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See the full chart check from this week by clicking here.

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  1. ?Queen Molly? January 7, 2016

    The subway singer in top 10 whaaa?

    • Dev January 7, 2016

      Yes! Read and weep! And this was only the beginning.

    • OnFleek January 7, 2016

      Has Jackie sold 100k yet?

  2. Slay_Hive January 7, 2016

    This is for the Navy. Especially Markeisha the thug bottm, Pressed & CentLESS, Mariah the HAS BEEN ? and Loose biitch! Beyonce is a certified LIVE singer. This is footage of her DRunk in Love Grammy performance. The vocals were completely different and better than the live performance. The bumm hoess staying denying Beyonce’s talent only for it to turn around and bite them in their pancake ass!! When will Rihanna?!! When will ANTi-Depressant?? Release DATE??? You hoess wigs?? LMAOOOOOO

    • ?Queen Molly? January 7, 2016

      Screams you better come thru and clock those basic hoeess.. And still screaming at you dragging the monsters today ??

      • Slay_Hive January 7, 2016

        LMAO They be trying it!!! I been trying to be nice lately but they gonna pull the b**** back out!!!

    • Shane January 7, 2016

      Completely flatlined……. “ANTI-Depressant ” ???

  3. Ciah’s Turtle January 7, 2016

    The girls were chartingggg! werk

  4. FC/JC January 7, 2016

    Black artists were dominating that chart, wow…. Eye opening how much the charts have changed in relation to diversity…. Sad

    • Ciah’s Turtle January 7, 2016


  5. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans January 7, 2016

    “Practice What You Preach” was no joke!! OMG…”It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me” was fire too! I love Barry White’s voice. He would’ve made a good narrator for some Hollywood movie.

  6. Everyone’s A Critic January 7, 2016

    I wanna be doooooooooown!

    Still bang this out.

  7. CL says Hello Bi+ches January 7, 2016

    That bon Jovi song is still amazing aswell as “i’ll make love to you”

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 7, 2016

      LMAOO where’d your other avi go?

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 7, 2016

        Wonky lazy eye k**-eater Ching Chong got SO upset that he changed his pic to prove a point. That eye still looks lazy to me girl KII

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans January 7, 2016

      Lol! Not Ms. Knowles with her iconic crinkles! That woman can slay the hell out of a photo….her and Rih!

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 7, 2016

        Nothing but the truth, hun! 🙂

    • Arfa January 7, 2016

      They are in the studio now

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 7, 2016

        I sure hope so, and they betta put some unreleased Left-Eye raps on it. I ain’t playing with Tionne and Rozonda

  8. Royalkev January 7, 2016

    I Wanna Be Down … One of my favorite Brandy gems! … and Yesss @ 2 of my favs slaying in this Billboard chart!

  9. brazio January 7, 2016

    I remember falling in love with her as my favorite artist till this day lol ( my first) picked up a couple more faves along the way

  10. Oscar January 7, 2016

    yassss @ take a bow and secret

  11. MUSICHEAD January 7, 2016

    And just a month later Brandy’s debut album would be certified platinum.

  12. Dossome January 7, 2016

    Brandy,TLC,Madonna,Janet,Bon Jovi,Gloria,Barry White and Boyz 2 Men on the same chart…talk about diversity

  13. JOHNVIDAL January 8, 2016

    Once again: incredible diversity and big talents (for the most part) in the 90s list. And once again: terrible list at present, except for Adele. The fact that Justin Beiber keeps staying there and has not had a huge #1 only due to Adele´s blocking power is appalling. He´s terrible and those songs even more.

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